In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
Uphilling. It sounds like a fancy term for sidestepping your way back up a ski slope after you lose a ski. Or a trendy term for some god-awful workout regimen.
Don’t worry. It’s way better.
Increasing numbers of skiers are skinning up their favorite resorts before, during, and after operating hours to access runs with few crowds and no lifts. The movement parallels an industry-wide uptick in backcountry skiing, offering all the exercise benefits of “earning your turns” without the intimidating logistics or avalanche danger. And it costs little to nothing.
Sold? Here are five tips to help you start your uphill career:
1. Know your Mountain's Policy
While skiing in the resort outside operating hours means increased freedom, it also means you need to know where you’re ... Continue Reading
2020 Kastle TX90 Description:
Kastle makes some of the lightest touring skis in the industry, and if you pick up the TX90's in a box, you could think a ski was left out. The numbers are eye-catching; the TX90 weighs just under 2,600 grams in the 176cm size. At that weight with a nimble-yet-able 90mm waist, the ski obviously climbs quick and agile, but it also ensures that you have fun on the way down. The stiff flex plus carbon and fiberglass make for a strong ride that will support you whether you're sliding dawn-patrol groomer turns in the resort or negotiating hairy chutes in the alpine. A solid tool for backcountry skiers ranging from casual side-country explorers to legit ski mountaineers.
2020 Kastle TX90 Specs:
|Rocker:||All Mountain Rocker|
|Weight:||2590 grams (per pair for size 176cm) Learn more about ski weights|
Skis In The Kastle TX Series:
TX98 (98mm) In Stock
TX90 (90mm) In Stock